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Turlock men arrested for passing fraudulent checks

POSTED April 22, 2013 12:16 p.m.

Two Turlock men were arrested Friday for allegedly passing fraudulent checks at a Ceres grocery store.

A clerk at the Pine Street Market called police at 12:30 a.m. after a man attempted to cash a check that appeared to be suspicious.

Donald Rush, 45, of Turlock, was apprehended by Ceres Police Detective Darren Venn after he left the store and was found in possession of fraudulent documents. He faces charges of forgery, burglary and conspiracy to commit a crime.

His accomplice, Joga Shergill, 50, of Turlock, was found in a nearby vehicle where police found numerous fake identifications, numerous bank cards and Social Security numbers belonging to others. Shergill also was in possession of a falsified driver’s license for himself. He was booked on charges of possession of stolen property, forgery, possession of fraudulent documents, and conspiracy to commit a crime.

The suspects were in possession of checks stolen from more than one local trucking company. They had previously passed a bad check at the store.

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